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Montage of World War 2 scenes from all theaters of Allied operations and scenes of the U.S.A.

Peaceful scenes of pre-war England, showing a church with sheep grazing on its lawn, and college building. In contrast, explosion and results of German bombing is shown, with buildings collapsing and ruined. A long line of Chinese soldiers marching along the Great Wall of china. Shadows of three Japanese bombers flying over Chinese landscape. On May 4, 1942, Madame Chiang Kai-Shek decorates American fliers who made the first attack on Tokyo in World War 2. Wearing a Chinese decoration around his neck, Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Doolittle, who led that raid by U.S. B-25 bombers from the Aircraft Carrier USS Hornet, poses with Madame Chiang and others of his group. Scenes of Moscow, Soviet Russia, including a T-70 light tank moving rapidly along a city street. A Soviet Petlyakov Pe-2 dive bomber taking off in a snow storm. U.S. troops on a halftrack in North Africa. British artillerymen firing a 25 pounder in the desert. Glimpses of smoke rising from enemy strikes at cities in England, Russia, and China. Scenes of destruction. Brief street scenes of unscarred towns and cities in the United States. Defense workers in America going to work at Ranger Aircraft Engines factory (later part of Fairchild Aircraft and Engine Corporation), and a star flag showing war service by worker families. Farmers in Western U.S. harvesting grain. Railroad trains and river barges carrying harvest from U.S. farms. Herds of cattle and sheep being raised for the war effort in Western U.S. Aerial view of orchards and farms in America. A mining bucket filled with iron ore. Barge carrying the ore. A steel mill in operation. Scrap iron being recycled. View from production floor of U.S. bomber aircraft being built in a defense plant. Countless freight cars in a railroad marshaling yard at a port, where a tug boat and a freighter are seen in the water. War materiel piled up at the port. A convoy of supply ships underway.

Date: 1943
Duration: 3 min 10 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Tourist bus of Greyhound Lines tours United States.

Documentary titled, 'North America En AutoBus', on sight seeing in North America. A map of United States of America. Tourist bus moves along countryside. The bus travels on a busy city street. It stops outside a building. View of the passengers inside the bus. Conductors unload the luggage of a female tourist. He checks tickets of a couple and let them enter the bus. 'Greyhound Lines', is written on the bus.

Date: 1942
Duration: 2 min 6 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Spanish
 
 
King Peter meets President Roosevelt and Queen Wilhelmina, Princess Juliana and her granddaughters meet in North America.

King Peter of Yugoslavia and Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands in North America. King Peter of Yugoslavia meets U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his cabinet at the White House in Washington DC, United States. The King and the President seated in chairs. American newspaper men in the foreground. King Peter and President Roosevelt talk to each other. In Canada, Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, Princess Juliana and her granddaughters meet. They are seated in chairs in a lawn. The granddaughters on a seesaw.

Date: 1942
Duration: 1 min 12 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Defense Early Warning radar sites (DEW Line), White Alice communications systems, and North American Air Defense (NORAD)

Aerial views of Dew Line air defense radar installations in the Northern part of North America. Ground views of a man dressed in furs riding a dog sled. View from the sled of the dog team pulling it. The man and dog team moving in the snow past black microwave antennas of the "White Alice" Alaskan Communications system. Aerial view of a White Alice complex containing huge red and white checkered microwave antennas. Oil tanks and other facilities at the site. Scene shifts to closeup of receiving and relaying antennas of the White Alice system. View of a Dew Line radar site. Narrator explains how the Dew Line stations work in concert with the White Alice system. Closeup of radar antenna rotating and fade to a radar screen where a target is being painted by a sweeping beam. Operator at the radar screen picks up phone to inform NORAD (North American Air Defense Command). View of the NORAD Headquarters Building at Ent Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, Colorado, with mountain in background and flags of the U.S. and Canada flying from flag poles in front of the building. View inside the command and control area of the headquarters. A large tracking board on which radar information is depicted. view of a radar station complex on land and one out at sea. A Lockheed EC-121 radar picket aircraft in flight and a radar picket ship at sea.

Date: 1959
Duration: 2 min 4 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Footage of the Japanese South Seas Force on New Guinea following the dual invasions of Lae and Salamaua, in World War II.

Scenes from the Japanese South Seas Force invasion of coastal New Guinea in March 1942, during World War 2. Stern of a ship. Smoke rising from a ship in the far background. Japanese warships underway at sea, mountains in the background. A Japanese man on deck of warship, paints picture of historic naval victory. Animated map showing Northern Australia and New Guinea, with animated bombs falling on Port Moresby and flags showing Japanese-held positions at Lae and Salamaua on the coast of the Solomon Sea, to the North. A view of the coastline on the Solomon Sea. Japanese troops are seen in a column making their way through the jungles.They stand with the rising sun battle flag and proceed further, pulling field pieces and carrying other war materiel. View from inside a dwelling, as the Japanese troops enter town of Lae. Destroyed hangars and aircraft at the Lae airfield, which the Japanese bombed on January 21, 1942. The Japanese rising sun flag flying on a tall flag pole. Japanese ships in harbor.

Date: 1942, March
Duration: 2 min 52 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Japanese
 
 
Activities of German sailors aboard a submarine in the Atlantic near the Saint Lawrence River in North America during World War II.

A German submarine underway off the Canadian coast near the Saint Lawrence River in North America, during World War 2. A map shows the area of interest. The German submarine underway on the surface in calm waters. Crew members play cards below decks of the U-boat. A sailor cooks food. Others eat the food. The submarine submerges and the Canadian coast is scanned through a periscope. Torpedoes are fired and an oil tanker is hit. The oil tanker burns. Black smoke arises as the tanker burns.

Date: 1942
Duration: 2 min 3 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
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